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New post 10 Aug 2007, 12:58
Hi Guys,

I am a new joinee to the forum. I just wrote my GMAT and got 730 (Q50, V40, AWA 6.0). I have to start my applications for the B schools. I am flummoxed at the amount of information that is flowing on various websites and in a state of depair where to satrt from.
I am an IT professional, have 5 years of experience (2 years in India and 3 years in US), currently in US in a lead role but not managerial position.
The problem is that I also fall in the most competitive group of Indian IT professionals with a decent GMAT score. Can somebody advise regarding the starting points for my applications. I have sorted the list of my colleges. I am also targetting ISB and IIMs apart from the reputed colleges in US.

Thanks for all your help in advance.

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New post 10 Aug 2007, 13:55

You may want to go to "Ask Hjort" or "Ask" sections for guidance like that.

ps. I think you need to read a lot from places like this forum, MBA schools websites, MBA admission books etc because the advice that you're asking for right now is quite vague. I know that all the information on the web seems overwhelming at first. But, now that I've gone through reading some of it, I believe that absorbing all this information is actually the starting point of the application process.
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New post 10 Aug 2007, 15:06
hi vijay! First of all congrats on your great score!

But my buddy mNeo is right, you should pick up Richard Montauk's "How to get into a Top MBA Program" book and read it right now. It'll give you a basic guideline on how to start. I feel a bit overwhelmed too, thus all my random postings with questions on this forum lately. ;) But let the books guide you, read through a lot of the posts on this forum, and you'll slowly get a better picture of how you want to approach this.

Right now I just have 5-7 Word documents open on my computer at all times, with "Why MBA?" "Why Now" "Why Haas" "What are my goals", and throwing in lines of brainstorming info every time I think of something.

Talking to students and alums have helped tremendously. After every chat, I get a better idea of how to present my essays and why I have the goals I have. And this is BEFORE I even talk with students and alums in the field I want to go to (entrepreneurship and int'l biz). I can't wait to talk to those people! :)
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